Livin' On The Edge Lyrics by Aerosmith


Aerosmith Lyrics

Livin' On The Edge Lyrics
There's somethin' wrong with the world today
I don't know what it is
Something's wrong with our eyes

We're seein' things in a different way
And God knows it ain't his
It shore ain't no surprise

Livin' on the edge
Livin' on the edge
Livin' on the edge
Livin' on the edge

There's somethin' wrong with the world today
The light bulb's gettin dim
There's meltdown in the sky


If you can judge a wise man
By the color of his skin
Then mister you're a better man than I

[Chorus:]
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself from fallin'
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself at all
Livin' on the edge
You can't stop yourself from fallin'
Livin' on the edge

Tell me what you think about your sit-u-a-tion
Complication - aggravation
Is getting to you

If chicken little tells you that the sky is fallin'
Even if it wasn't would you still come crawlin'
Back again
I bet you would my friend
Again & again & again & again & again

Tell me what you think about your sit-u-a-tion
Complication - aggravation
Is getting to you

If chicken little tells you that the sky is fallin'
Even if it was would you still come crawlin'
Back again
I bet you would my friend
Again & again & again & again

Something right with the world today
And everybody knows it's wrong
But we can tell 'em no or we could let it go
But I'd would rather be a hanging on
[Chorus]

Livin' on the edge
Livin' on the edge
Livin' on the edge
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[Chorus]

Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself
You can't help yourself
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself at all
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself
You can't help yourself
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself
You can't help yourself
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself from fallin'
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Livin' On The Edge Info:

• The song is about the sad state of affairs in the world, including religion ('We're seeing things in a different way and God knows it ain't his') & racism ('If you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin).

• The music video stars a young Edward Furlong and shows vandalism, theft, young kids committing violence, & cross-dressing by educators. The music video would go on to win a Viewer's Choice award at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.

• Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson, & Joe Perry shared songwriting credits on the song. Bruce Fairbairn produced the track.

• The single was released in 1993, peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

• In February 1994, the song won a Grammy award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.




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